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The 1930 Chrysler Imperial carried the serial number EP542C to EP608R and the engine numbers L6359 to L6998.
The 1930 Imperial carried two deviations from the 1929 models. The most important distinction was the new 4-speed "Multi-Range" transmission. Also new this year were the smooth, non-corrugated bumpers.
Inline, L- head Six. Cast Iron Block
Bore & Stroke : 3.625 inches x 5 inches.
Displacement : 309.3 cubic inches C. R. Standard - 5.2:1 Optional - 6.0:1
Brake Horsepower : Standard - 100@3200rpm Optional - 112@3300rpm
Solid Valve Lifters
Carburetor - Stromberg
Wheelbase : 136 inches
Tires : 7.00 x 18 with wood spoke wheels
The all new "Multi-Range" 4-speed transmission. Speeds : 3F/ 1R and 4F/ 1R. Floor shift controls. Conventional clutch. Shaft drive. Overall ratio for the Imperial is 3.77:1 to 4.45:1
HYDRAULIC BRAKES (STANDARD)
SWITCH TO DOWN-DRAFT CARBURETORS
Rear fender guards
Sidemounted spare tire(s)
Wire spoke wheels
Pedestal sidemount mirror(s)
Special solid paint
Leather side mount covers
Metal side mount covers
Metal side mount cover trim moldings
IMPERIAL CUSTOM PHAETON BODIES
The Chrysler Building was completed, Fall 1930.
Information on this page was obtained from The Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1924-1990 by John Lee and Chrysler Chronicles by James Flammang.